Friday, March 22, 2013

#11 and #16 finished

Two more blocks finished--

I'll do all the embroidery details last.  Half the blocks done--I'm on the downhill side!! 

I'd like to hear from everyone--I know some are done, some are quilting, and some are stitching. 

Monday, March 18, 2013


Here I am in Lancaster just two days after surgery on my broken wing.  No ribbons or money, but because you are judged into the quilt show, you are considered a semi-finalist.
This is the best I have for pictures as dear husband was my right hand, my credit card and my chauffeur so I am not going to complain.  He was a trooper throughout the whole trip.
I am thinking you gals who are hand quilting your quilts will have a good shot at a prize, so keep up the good work.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Slow progress

Thought I would share my "progress" - the only time allowed for hand quilting is a few hours of an evening and I am a slow quilter at best. Working on block #7. Have to say though - I am really developing some genuine love for this quilt - knowing each of its little glitches aside - and it knows all my thoughts and emotions. Like Aunt Jane - "oh Lordy - if this quilt could only talk"

Happy stitching everyone - is it Spring yet??

Pat in snow covered northern Wisconsin


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Update on Hand Quilting

Well, Feb was a short month, but I did get more hand stitching done on my BTCT. I was sidetracked with piecing two other projects, but they are now finished. I'm not sure if I posted this info so if I'm repeating myself, sorry. Quilt was marked by Bellwether Drygoods in MD, they did an amazing job. 3/4" cross hatch and I'm outlining all the applique.
Progress to report: 8 blocks are completely outlined. Huge accomplishment as this is where most of my time and energy is being focused.
Once the blocks are outlined, the grid work is what shines.  I've tried to stitch a line or two at the end of my sessions, so it's a slow process. Now that it's got some quilting on it, the tank is getting easier to handle.  It still weighs the same, it's just denser and easier to handle.  I am committed to staying focused on this project, What are you staying focused on? Sharon